Words as Art: The 2014 Whitney Biennial

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The 2014 Whitney Biennial opened last week, and runs through May 25th. Word-lovers who find themselves in NYC while the exhibit is running will want to pay a visit. From the New York Times:

Paper is a star of this Biennial, with dozens of books and printed material. “Now that we have access to more archival material, we are all preoccupied with how we can reanimate it and create living histories,” Mr. Comer said.

There is a room dedicated to independent publisher Semiotext(e), and an installation featuring “a small but revealing fraction” of material found in David Foster Wallace‘s studio following his suicide in 2008.


Marisa Siegel lives, writes, & edits in Evanston, IL. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) & her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is out now from Burrow Press. Poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Hobart, Autofocus, & Sweet: A Literary Confection. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, & editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet & on Instagram at @marisaemily. More from this author →